Racism And Police Brutality

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Racism and Police Brutality Throughout the past couple years, the amount police brutality and racism have increased to an extreme extent. Colin Kaepernick, an American football player for the San Francisco 49ers started a protest movement in 2016 against police brutality and the oppression of people of color. Typically during sporting events like football, the national anthem is played and it is almost an instinct for people to stand up, face the flag, and stand with their right hand placed over their heart to show respect to our country. However, in August 2016 Kaepernick announced his decision to sit or take a knee during the national anthem and several other players ended up joining his protest. Kaepernick stated that he was not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that discriminates black people and other people of color. Kaepernick, along with many people in the world have noticed the increase in police brutality, especially against people of color. On the media we are constantly seeing videos, articles, and stories about police shooting and killing innocent, unarmed black men. These types of videos are going viral each and everyday, showing and proving that police brutality is real and is becoming a huge problem. There are so many people of color who are innocent, but are being killed everyday, while there are policemen everywhere walking away with blood on their hands but no prison time for their mistakes. He does not want to look past this

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